= Damian O'Sullivan <shabba at csn.ul.ie> [20000203 1810]:
> This isn't really from scratch. Ya hve to have a working linux setup on
> the machine already.
granted, but it does give a good outline of how to get around building glibc
and gcc (both are tough cookies to build IMO), and what to build & when. i
judged that is was worth getting hard copy of anyway, for the next time i
give this a shot.
anybody interested in giving this a go may find kenn humborg's advice useful
> So how's about making a floppy with a small kernel
> with networking that allows you to create partitions, d/l source and work
i reckon this is just `a working linux setup' as well, except it's on a
correct me if i'm wrong, but aren't you are always going to have to have a
`here's one i made earlier' system to build a from-scratch system, or a
bootdisk system (much the same thing), unless you want to bootstrap the
system to such a state that you can build stuff manually yourself, which i
presume is non-trivial.
how would one go about doing this? i guess it is possible, because people
porting kernels to new architectures must have to do it.
> I think the whole copying /dev was a bit of a cheat too...
agreed. much better to work from /usr/src/linux/Documentation/devices.txt
or whatever and create them on an as-needed basis.
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